Hear the Best New Folk Music with Fresh Cuts Friday

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In the meantime, check out some of the best new music we’ve been listening to this week.

Sierra Ferrell – “I Could Drive You Crazy”

Train of Flowers (out today) is the latest from Sierra Ferrell and features the song “I Could Drive You Crazy.” Of the track, Ferrell shares: “I was hanging out with some friends and we had an idea for a song where you’re telling someone, ‘I’m not good at this and I’m not good at that, but one thing I can do is drive you crazy.'”

Willie Nelson – “The Border” 

Willie Nelson’s 152nd album The Border is coming out on May 31. The title track is a Rodney Crowell cover which describes the inner life and outer reality of a border guard. Crowell’s composition was noted in Rolling Stone as “more humanist than political, but no less tragic because of it.”

Waxahatchee – “365”

The latest from Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) is Tigers Blood, which sees her addressing a “you,” and the “you” in “365” evokes raw closeness and vulnerability. “365” is a story of recognition told from a hard-won place of self-acceptance and forgiveness. Crutchfield initially started writing it for Wynonna Judd, with whom she has written and performed in the past, until the lyrics started hitting closer and closer to home.

Kyshona – “Echo”

Kyshona’s upcoming album Legacy (out April 17) features the song “The Echo,” co-written with Caroline Spence. It tells the story of Kyshona’s great grandparents’ commitment to the land and how they showed their families the importance of land ownership and seed planting. “Every action they committed to has led to my existence, and my parents’ existence and their parent’s and theirs, and…,” Kyshona says. “I may not know where our tree began or who their names are, but I do know that a small piece of them runs through my veins to this day.”

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